Google, this morning spent $625 million in cash to buy Postini, a start-up that provides encryption and security as a hosted service. Google believes this deal is further testimony about its serious commitment to providing hosted apps to businesses, especially small and medium sized businesses.
Google Apps are being used by 1,000 small businesses, universities and also there is an interest from large companies. On their Google Apps blog,
That addresses at least some of my own personal concerns about the security of using these applications, but you think you are ready to take a chance on Google Apps for running your business.
Additional Reading: GigaOM: Google buys Postini, How High Can Google Go?